Another lesson on the Bahamas trip came from a 15-year old who held the horse that pulled us on a carriage ride in Nassau.
The kid, Barry, spent most of the three or four minutes he was near us asking for a tip. He was pretty persistent. If he can get some education and combine it with his persistence he’ll go far.
The lesson I learned is that if you want something you’d better figure out a way to get it by asking for it—persistently—or making it happen.
Have a great weekend…see you Monday.
PS…no, I didn’t give Barry a tip. I didn’t think he’d done anything to earn it. Now, on reflection, I regret not giving him a couple of dollars. The cost of the disappointment in myself is higher than the tip would have been…a second valuable lesson.